Skip to main content
Calgary,
09
May
2019
|
20:01
America/Denver

What are land acknowledgements and why do they matter?

Stories of the Land: Acknowledging Treaty 7 Territory


Stories of the Land: Acknowledging Treaty 7 Territory

If you’ve attended an event recently, there’s a good chance the emcee opened with a recognition of the traditional Indigenous territory you are on. Land acknowledgments, as they are called, have been growing in popularity over the last decade and have become increasingly common at educational institutions, bigger public gatherings, and other civic, social, and sporting events.

If you’ve ever wondered about the significance of acknowledging the Indigenous land we stand on (it is more than tokenism), we encourage you to watch this inspirational video from our friends at Calgary Foundation.

We’d like to extend our gratitude to Tim Fox and his colleagues at the Foundation for sharing this video with us and our community.